Spring into Music

Lots to do. Lots going on. Perpetual motion continues. Sorry, but I’m totally not into promoting myself these days. Staying away from social media and the general insanity of our my-opinion-is-a-fact, yours- is-a-lie culture these days. Trying to sllllooooooowwwwww down and do what’s best for my family and my music. Still super happy to be a creative person and always enjoy seeing and talking with everyone at shows, so thank you for your continued support!!! Go Twins!

PS: I teach jazz improvisation at Shell Lake Arts Center during the first week of July. If you have any students or know any aspiring improvisers on any instrument please consider signing them up for this one week intensive camp. It’s a deep dive into small group playing and the staff is really wonderful!

Friday April 19th Cedar Cultural Center 7 pm doors 8 pm show All Ages

David Huckfelt / Michael Rossetto DUAL CD RELEASE PARTY w/ Dave Simonett! This is a spectacular lineup of collaborators and friends. I’ll be playing with Michael Rossetto, JT Bates, Jeremy Ylvisaker and Jim Anton celebrating the release of “Intermodal Blues”. All info is here: PARTY LINK! We played on Radio Heartland if you want a nice preview, or find the release online at Shifting Paradigm Records!

Saturday April 20th Black Dog Cafe 8:30 pm $10 All Ages

JC Sanford Quartet w/ JT Bates and Zacc Harris. This quartet just recorded a new album and we’re happy to be playing this music for you! Opening the night will be the Lila Ammons Quartet.

Monday April 22nd Icehouse 8 pm $10 21+

Zacc Harris Group with JT Bates and Bryan Nichols. The ZHG is working it’s way towards a recording sometime this year and we’re always digging deeper into Zacc’s music. This show also features a rare appearance by Mancrush.

Sunday April 28th Hennepin Ave UMC 7 pm $10

Soul Cafe presents: Heartsong – poet Mary Oliver and Women in Jazz feat. pianist Laura Caviani, and artist Andrea Canter along with the Soul Cafe ensemble (Stev Blons, Brad Holden, Steven Hobert). The music draws from all female composers – Bernice Petkere, Nina Simone, Hiromi, Emily Remler, Carla Bley and Laura Caviani.

Monday April 29th Icehouse 8 pm $10 21+

Tall Tales (Dean Granros, Zacc Harris and Jay Epstein) play opposite the Ted Olson group for the last night of the Shifting Paradigm Records residency. Always a good time spining yarns with these yay-hoos.

Monday May 6th Icehouse 8 pm $10 21+

Todd Clouser Acoustic Quartet w/ Adam Meckler Orchestra. This is going to be an insane night of music and you have to come for me to have any chance of makig some money because there will be like 30 people playing. Come support Todd as his May residency kicks off! I’ll be playing in a quartet with Todd, Adam and Greg Schutte to kick off the night.

Wednesday May 8th Jazz Central Studios 8:30 pm $10 All Ages

Chris Bates / Dave Cooper Quartet with Pete Whitman and Joey Van Phillips. Dave is my good friend from Wisconsin who I only work with once a year at the Shell Lake Arts Center. We’ve talked about collaborating for awhile and here it is! We’ll play tunes from both of our original catalogs with a stellar band. Please join us for this one!!!!

As usual – stay classy and thanks fro stopping by. CB